Breaking News

Asia Today ISSN 1861-4604 Friday, October 19, 2018


US, UK have no plans for ground troops in Libya - Obama

Troops against the Daesh (IS) terrorist

Share on Facebook April 23, 2016, Reporter : Trend, Reader : 685


The United States and United Kingdom have no plans to deploy troops against the Daesh (IS) terrorist group in Libya, US President Barack Obama said in London on Friday, according to Sputnik.

"There is no plans for ground troops in Libya. I don't think that's necessary [and] I don't think it would be welcomed by this new government [of national accord]. It would send the wrong signal," Obama told reporters during a press conference with UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

Obama added that the United States, United Kingdom and other allies are "more than prepared to invest in helping create border security in Libya," to combat terrorism in the country.

On Monday, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announced a $14 million aid package for the UN-backed unity Libyan government in Tripoli.

Last week, the White House said Obama would not hesitate to use military action against the Islamic State group in Libya if it is necessary to protect the United States and its allies.

More Euro Asia news of the month

Photos ‘Trump’s presidency fueled growth of U.S. hate groups’

WASHINGTON, U.S. - According to an assessment released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of U.S. hate groups expanded last...

Photos Facebook responds to Russia probe: Will verify ad buyers

CALIFORNIA, U.S. - In its response to the intensifying Russia probe being led by Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert...

Photos Massive 7.2 magnitude quake rocks Mexico, affecting millions

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - A massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico’s southern Pacific Coast on Friday, leaving millions...

Photos Should Melania ‘leave’ Donald Trump? See what polls say

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 17 (ANI): Not all seems to be well with the Trumps if US-based poll numbers are to be believed. Over a...

Photos Florida school shooting: Police hunt for bomb, multiple dead

FLORIDA, U.S. - Several casualties have been reported in a shooting incident that rattled a high school in Parkland, Florida, just...

Photos Trump tell-all? President's lawyer confirms paying porn star

WASHINGTON, U.S. - After U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer admitted that he paid the adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in...

Photos White House in chaos after FBI shifts blame in Porter case

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Amid a controversy that has engulfed the White House for close to two weeks now, the Federal Bureau of Investigation...

Photos Trump Jnr’s wife hospitalized after opening suspected letter

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Late on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and Donald Trump Jnr’s wife Vanessa Trump...

Photos Rachel Brand, third-highest ranking DoJ official steps down

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Another top ranking official at the Justice Department has announced plans to leave the department - at a time of...

Flying Reimagined

Stock Index

Friday, October 19, 2018

Life Style

Photo Gallery